Monday, January 28, 2008

Smooth Jazz Chart | 1/28/08







LW - TW - Artist - Album - (Label)
1 - 1 - Boney James - "Shine" - (Concord)
2 - 2 - Eric Marienthal - "Just Around The Corner" - (Peak)
4 - 3 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle V" - (Trippin 'n' Ryhthm)
3 - 4 - Candy Dulfer - "Candy Store" - (Shout Factory)
6 - 5 - Euge Groove - "Born 2 Groove" - (Narada/Blue Note)
7 - 6 - Everette Harp - "My Inspiration" - (Shanachie)
9 - 7 - Chris Botti - "Italia" - (Columbia/Sony)
8 - 8 - Rick Braun/Richard Elliot - R n' R - (ARTizen)
5 - 9 - Jeff Golub - "Grand Central" - (Narada Jazz)
15 - 10 - Chuck Loeb - "Presence" - (Heads Up)

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Kenny G | "Rhythm & Romance

Rhythm and Romance is a unique combination of rich Samba, Salsa and Bossa Nova love songs anchored by Kenny’s intoxicating and signature saxophone melodies. From the classic ballad “Sabor a Mi” to the romantic “Besame Mucho,” Kenny has created a tantalizing album unlike any other in his catalogue. On this seductive album, Kenny performs with some of the best Latin musicians including Alex Acuña of Weather Report (drums), Ramon Stagnaro (guitar), John Pena (bass), Michito Sanchez (percussion) Enrique Martinez (accordion), Nathan East (bass), Paulino Da Costa (percussion) and producer Walter Afanasieff (piano) to create a truly infectious rhythmic style. The album also features guest vocals by rising Chilean star Barbara Munoz and Spanish-speaking pop/rock sensation, Camila.

Tracklisting
1. Sax-o-loco
2. Ritmo y Romance (Rhythm & Romance)
3. Sabor A Mi
4. Tango
5. Mirame Bailar
6. Peruvian Nights
7. Brasilia
8. Besame Mucho
9. Fiesta Loca
10. Es Hora de Decir
11. Copa de Amor
12. Salsa Kenny

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lee Ritenour, Bobby Caldwell , Crusaders At Indonesia's Java Jazz Fest

A who's who of contemporary jazz artists have been confirmed for Indonesia's Java Jazz Festival, set for March 7th through 9th in Jakarta. The lineup for the international festival includes Lee Ritenour, Bobby Caldwell, the Crusaders, Jeff Kashiwa, Jeff Lorber, Brian Simpson, Harvey Mason, Jody Watley, Marc Antoine, Maysa Leak, Najee, Steve Oliver, Everette Harp, and Eric Darius, among others. Earth, Wind & Fire, James Ingram, Ray Parker Jr., and Matt Bianco are also on the list of confirmed artists.

The third annual Java Jazz Fest continues to expand, with simultaneous performances, a gospel brunch, music clinics, and an awards program.

For more information, go to javajazzfestival.com.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Smooth Jazz Chart | 1/21/08







LW - TW - Artist - Album - (Label)
2 - 1 - Boney James - "Shine" - (Concord)
3 - 2 - Eric Marienthal - "Just Around The Corner" - (Peak)
1 - 3 - Candy Dulfer - "Candy Store" - (Shout Factory)
4 - 4 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle V" - (Trippin 'n' Ryhthm)
5 - 5 - Jeff Golub - "Grand Central" - (Narada Jazz)
7 - 6 - Euge Groove - "Born 2 Groove" - (Narada/Blue Note)
9 - 7 - Everette Harp - "My Inspiration" - (Shanachie)
8 - 8 - Rick Braun/Richard Elliot - R n' R - (ARTizen)
10 - 9 - Chris Botti - "Italia" - (Columbia/Sony)
6 - 10 - Jay Soto - "Stay Awhile" - (NuGroove)


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Monday, January 21, 2008

"The New Crystal Silence" - Chick Corea & Gary Burton

When they teamed up in 1972 to play in a piano-vibraphone setting, little did Chick Corea and Gary Burton realize that 35 years later their duo would continue to expand its modern chamber music approach to jazz with full introspection and exhilaration. Even though their serendipitous debut, Crystal Silence, was released on Germany-based ECM Records, which at the time did not have a distribution deal in the U.S., the album not only forged the alchemic partnership, but also brought to renown the deep and insightful collaboration of the two virtuosic improvisers. After their premiere outing, they recorded four more albums and have never skipped a year performing together.

In celebration of the Corea-Burton duo's 35th anniversary, Concord Records releases The New Crystal Silence, a double CD featuring the pair performing with the Sydney Symphony and as a duet captured in a sublime performance at the Molde Jazz Festival in Molde, Norway. The orchestral concert bears the fruit of an invitation from two symphonies in Australia, in Perth and Sydney, which offered the twosome the opportunity to perform and record their repertoire in an orchestral setting. As for the duo disc, Corea and Burton marked their long relationship onstage of anticipating each other's musical ideas by embarking on a worldwide tour and then chose one of their best performances to document.

Writing in The New Crystal Silence liner notes, Burton reflects, "I've always held the theory that all musical collaborations, particularly among jazz musicians, eventually run their course as players evolve and everyone moves on to new ventures. But, I've come to believe that what Chick and I have together is going to break that rule. The performing we have done over the past year has been our best in 35 years, and we are very pleased to make it available on these CDs." He adds, "We both feel that our music has evolved in the last 10 years more than it did before. We play the tunes very differently, with fresh concepts and new inspiration."

Corea agrees: "The way we were approaching the music during our 35th anniversary concert tour was so different that I thought it warranted documentation." In the CD liner notes, he adds, "Gary's playing continues to amaze and inspire me. The tours we've done over this past year are my favorites of all that we've done. There's more to come, but here is a slice of what we're into these days."

On the opening CD, recorded May 10 and 12, 2007, at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Corea and Burton are accompanied by the Sydney Symphony, which was celebrating its 75th anniversary. The orchestra was led by guest conductor Jonathan Stockhammer, an American from Los Angeles who lives in Berlin, and who, says Burton, "was very in tune with the music-with its feel and the stops and starts of the arrangements." The music was orchestrated by Tim Garland, the saxophonist for Corea's band Origin. "I originally wanted to do everything-the writing, the arranging, the orchestration-but because of Gary's and my tour schedule, there wasn't enough time," says Corea. "That's when I thought of Tim, who had helped me rehearse and edit my second piano concerto the summer before. Tim has a special genius for orchestrating. He took the ball and ran with it."

The material presented to the Australian orchestras included new arrangements to such Corea compositions as "Duende," "Love Castle," Brasilia," "Crystal Silence" and "La Fiesta," which represented music the piano-vibes duo has performed on their earlier albums, including Duet (1979), In Concert, Zurich (1980), Lyric Suite for Sextet (1982) and Native Sense-The New Duets (1997). "This was pretty much an experiment," says Corea. "But the performances were spirited, exciting. The tempos were bright. Plus, there was the buzz of newness."

In the second CD of The New Crystal Silence collection, Corea and Burton deliver new spins on such old duet material as "La Fiesta"-the very first tune the pair played in 1972 for their first onstage performance, at a jazz festival in Munich, before the Crystal Silence recording-and Bill Evans' "Waltz for Debby." In addition, they perform Corea's "Alegria" and a new rendition of Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy." "We wanted to connect with the audiences by playing familiar material for the fans of our duet," says Corea. Burton adds, "We decided that the purpose of our 35th anniversary tour was to reflect back on our years together."

The daunting challenge in presenting a live duo disc was to choose which show from its 75-concert tour to showcase. "We had scores of performances to consider, but we finally recalled the Molde show," says Corea. "Even though the piano there was unusually small, there was an extra magic happening that night, from the beginning to the end. Gary's vibes sound so relaxed, so nice." Burton recalls that the performance space was intimate-a 400-500-person hall-and that the sound was ideal. Plus, he says, "the audience was very knowledgeable about the music we were playing. They reacted well, which makes a big difference. Chick's compositions are complicated, and because we play it from memory, on some nights we make mistakes. But this night we were infallible."

Corea noticed that the only thing missing from the set that night was one of the duo's favorites, "Senor Mouse," so they included in the CD mix a take on the tune recorded at Tenerife, Canary Island.

Writing in The New Crystal Silence CD liner notes, friend and collaborator Pat Metheny lauds the duo's creatively vibrant history and concludes: "When Crystal Silence came out, there was a freshness about it...35 years later, that freshness remains, enhanced by three decades of shared life experiences. There is a sense of infinity and eternity here, as if Chick and Gary could take any worthy piece and play it forever, finding new things each time around. That sense of endlessness offers hope and inspiration. That is the message of this music to me."

TRACKLISTING
DISC ONE
1. Duende
2. Love Castle
3. Brasilia
4. Crystal Silence
5. La Fiesta
DISC TWO
1. Bud Powell
2. Waltz for Debby
3. Alegria
4. No Mystery
5. Señor Mouse
6. Sweet & Lovely
7. I Love You Porgy
8. La Fiesta

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Upcoming Jazz Releases | 1/22/08






Alan White - Mugsy Remembered In Concert 2 (Jazzology )
Alec Dankworth - If You're Passing By (Candid Records )
Anders Svanoe - Lines And Spaces (Solitaire )
Animalunga - il mio posto nel mondo (DDE records)
Anthony Braxton - 12+1 Tet / Victoriaville 2007 (Victo )
Baja - Wolfhour (Other Electricites )
Ben Allison - Little Things Of The World (Palmetto Records )
Bill Coon & Ron Peters - No Boundaries (Modern Hot Records )
Billy Butterfield - Song Is You (Montpellier )
Billy Butterfield - The Song Is You (Montpellier )
Bjorkestra / Travis Sullivan - Enjoy (Koch )
Bobs - Get Your Monkey Off My Dog (Bobs/City Hall )
Box - Studio 1 (Rune Grammofon )
Boyd Raeburn & His Orchestra - Get Out Of Town (Montpellier )
Brew Moore - Kerouac Connection (Pid )
Brian Gresty / Alan White - Mugsy Remembered In Concert 1 (Jazzology )
Brian White - Muggsy Remembered In Concert (Jazzology )
Cachao - Havana Sessions (Yemaya )
Carsten Dahl Trio - Minor Meeting (M&I Japan )
Casper Vuillaume Trio - Estate (M&I Japan )
Connee Boswell - Connie (Flare )
Connee Boswell - Connee (Flare Uk )
Coon / Peters - No Boundaries (Modern Hot Records )
David Newton - Twelfth Of The Twelfth (Candid Records )
Doc Evans - Doc Evans At The Gaslight (Jazzology )
Dominique Grimaud - Les Quatres Directions (Locust )
Don Cornell - Most Of All (Jasmine Records )
Doug Munro - Big Boss Bossa Nova 2.0 (Chase Music Group )
El Barrio The Bad Boogaloo - El Barrio The Bad Boogaloo (Pid )
Emy Dragoi - Etno Fonia:Jazz Hot Club Romania (La Lichere )
Emy Dragoi - Etno-Fonia: Jazz Hot Club Romania (La Lichere )
Enfants - Jazz A La Recre (Pid )
Frank Rosolino - Frank Rosolino:Carl Fontana Trombone (Uptown JazzUpt
Frank Rosolino & Carl Fontana - Trombone Heaven 1978 (Uptown Jazz )
French Preservation - Memories Of Kid Thomas (GHB Records/City Hall )
French Preservation New Orleans - Memories Of Kid Thomas (GHB Records )
French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band - Memories Of Kid Thomas (GHB )
Garvin / Wilkinson - A Gentle Time: When Sunny Meets Tom (Chase Music Group )
Gene DiNovi - Three Optimists At The Old Mill (Sackville Records )
Gene DiNovi - The Three Optimists At The Old Mill (Sackville Records )
Gene Dinovi Generations Trio - Three Optimists At The Old Mill (Sackville (Can) )
Gene Dinovi's Generation Trio - Three Optimists At The Old Mill (Sackville )
Gene Generat Dinovi - Three Optimists At The Old Mill (Sackville Records )
Genesis - Remember Knebworth 1978: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Music Video Distributors) - DVD-Video
Great British Jazz Band - British Jazz Odyssey (Candid Records )
Great British Jazz Band - British Jazz Odyssey (Candid )
Guillaume Nouaux - Drummin Man Tribute To Gene Krupa (Jazzology )
Holly Cole - Holly Cole (Alert)
J.J. Johnson / Kai Winding - Jay & Kai (Pid )
Jack Mclaughlin & His Sweet Adeline Quartet - Back In The Dance Halls (GHB Records )
Jim Cullum - Hot (Jazz Compass )
Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Hot (Jazzology )
Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Hot (Jazzology )
John Zorn - Filmworks XIX: Dimitri Geller's The Rain Horse (Tzadik )
Kelly Brand - Door (Origin Records )
Kelly Brand - The Door (Origin Records )
Kelly Brand Nextet - Door (Origin Records )
Kelly Brand Nextet - Door (Origin Records )
Kid Ory - Complete Columbia Session 1946 (American Music )
Larry Koonse - What's In The Box? (Jazz Compass )
Larry Koonse - What's In The Box (Jazz Compass (Jco) )
Larry Koonse - Whats In The Box? (Jazz Compass )
Larry Sonn & Jerry Fielding - Double Impact (Montpellier )
Lionel Batiste - Uncle Lionel (GHB Records/City Hall )
Mahalia Jackson - Legendary (Acrobat (USA) )
Mambo A Paris 1949-1953 - Mambo A Paris 1949-1953 (Fremeaux & Assoc. FR )
Margaret Whiting - My Ideal: The Definitive Collection (Jasmine Records )
Matt Savage Trio - Hot Ticket: Live In Boston (Savage Records )
Michael Doucet - New Orleans Visit: Before Katrina (Arhoolie )
Michael Manson - Up Front (Nu Groove Records )
Mille Vernon - Sings Old & New Shoes (Audiophile )
Millie Vernon - Sings Old & New Shoes (Audiophile )
New Hot Frogs - Puttin' On The Ritz (GHB )
New Hot Frogs - Puttin On The Ritz (GHB Records/City Hall )
New Orleans Joymakers - 2005 (GHB Records )
New Orleans Visit: Before Katrina - New Orleans Visit: Before Katrina (Arhoolie Records )
Oliver Antunes Trio - Introducing Oliver Antunes With Mads VI (M&I Japan )
Pathe & Cameo Jazz Bands 1921-1928 - Pathe & Cameo Jazz Bands 1921-1928 (Timeless Ent )
Patrick Moraz - Live in Princeton (Music Video Distributors) - DVD-Video
Paul West - Words And Music (Oa2 Records )
Paul West & Mark Brown - Words & Music (Oa2 Records )
Paul West & Mark Brown - Words And Music (Oa2 )
Phil Mosberg - The New Balance (Solitaire Records )
Quartett Escualo - Piazzolla Del Angel (Pid )
Quiet Storm Players - After Hours (Calvin Records )
Radiohead - The DVD Box (Music Video Distributors) - DVD-Video
Richie Beirach - Summer Night (Pid )
Rick Bogart - Rick Bogart (Jazzology )
Ronny Whyte - By Myself (Audiophile )
Sammy Rimington - Visits New Orleans (Arhoolie )
Sammy Rimington - Sammy Rimington Visits New Orleans (Arhoolie Records )
Sathima Be Benjamin - Morning In Paris (Ekapa Records/City Hall )
Sathima Bea Benjamin - Morning In Paris (Ekapa Records )
Sathima Bea Benjamin - A Morning In Paris (Ekapa Records )
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra - Inside The Sound (Jasmine Records )
Soul Summit - Can You Feel It (Shanachie )
Steven Bernstein - Diaspora Suite (Tzadik )
Sunny Wilkinson - Gentle Time:When Sunny Meets Tom (Chase/City Hall )
Ted Rosenthal - My Funny Valentine-To Helen Merrill (Pid )
Ted Rosenthal - My Funny Valentine-To Helen Merril (Pid )
The Paul Hemmings Trio with John Tchicai - Letter From America (Leading Tone Records)
Thomas Marriott - Crazy: The Music Of Willie Nelson (Origin Records )
Thomas Marriott - Crazy::Music Of Willie Nelson (Origin Records )
Thomas Marriott - Crazy: Music Of Willie Nelson (Origin Records )
Today's #1 Smooth Jazz Hits! - Today's #1 Smooth Jazz Hits! (Shanachie )
Today's #1 Smooth Jazz Radio Hits - Today's #1 Smooth Jazz Radio Hits (Shanachie )
Travis Sullivan Bjorkestra - Enjoy (Koch Records )
Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra - Enjoy (Koch )
Triage - Premium Plastics (Solitaire )
V98.7 - Smooth Jazz 11 - V98.7 - Smooth Jazz 11 (Wnua )
Various Artists - Pathe & Cameo Jazz Bands 1921-1928 (Timeless Entertainment/City Ha )
Various Artists - Mambo A Paris 1949-1953 (Fremeaux )
Various Artists - Savoy Ballroom House Bands 1931-1955 (Fremeaux )
Various Artists - Computer Incarnations For World Peace (Sonar Kollektiv )
Various Artists - Late Nights & Cool Jazz (Phantom Sound & Vision )
Venom Meets Marco Di Marco - Images (Arision )
Warren Chiasson - Quartessence (Progressive )
Wayne King & His Orchestra - Waltz King (Jasmine Records (UK) )
Wilson Pickett - If You Need Me (Acrobat (USA) )
Yosuke Inoue - Peace (Pony Canyon Records (Japan) )
Yves Carbonne - Seven Waves (Alternity Records )







Alan Gresty & Brian White - Gresty,Alan & Brian White Vol. 1-Mugsy Remembered In Concert (Jazzology )
Alan Gresty & Brian White - Gresty,Alan & Brian White Vol. 2-Mugsy Remembered In Concert (Jazzology )
Andy Azrin - And I Love Her (Pony Canyon Records (Japan) )
Anita O'Day - Sings For Oscar (Pid )
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Pid )
Art Pepper - Meet The Rhythm Section (Pid )
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra - 1951-1952 (Classics France )
Billie Holiday - At Monterey 1958 (Black Hawk Records/City Hall )
Billie Holiday - Anthologie Cabu (Cabu )
Billie Holiday - At Monterey (Black Hawk Records )
Billie Holiday - Anthology 1947 (Cabu )
Billie Holiday - At Monterey/1958 (Black Hawk Records )
Brian Gresty - Mugsy Remembered In Concert Volume One (Jazzology )
Brian Gresty - Mugsy Remembered In Concert Volume Two (Jazzology )
Bud Powell - 1953-1954 (Classics (France) )
Buddy Rich - Live In Miami With Flip Phillips (Pid )
Carmen McRae - Anthologie Cabu (Cabu )
Carmen McRae - Anthology 1954 (Cabu )
Dave Brubeck - Very Best Of Dave Brubeck (Phantom Sound & Vision )
Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (Pid )
Duke Ellington / Della Reese - Della & The Duke (Acrobat Records )
Edith Piaf - Edith Paif (Membran )
Elvis Presley - By Myself (Audiophile )
Frank Fontana / Carl Rosolino - Frank Rosolino - Carl Fontana, Trombone Heaven, Vancouver, 1978 (UPTOWN JAZZ )
Frank Rosolino - Frank Rosolino/Carl Fontana Trombone (Uptown Jazz (Upt) )
Frank Rosolino & Carl Fontana - Frank Rosolino-Carl Fontana Trombone Heaven Vancou (Uptown )
Guillaume Nouaux - Drummin' Man Tribute To Gene Krupa (Jazzology )
Illinois Jacquet - 1953-1955 (Classics (France) )
J.J. Johnson / Kai Winding - Jay & Kai (Pid )
Jack McLaughlin - Back In The Dance Halls (GHB )
Jacqui Dankworth - Detour Ahead (Candid Records )
Jess Stacy - Pianist Personified (Vintage Music Prod. )
Jess Stacy - 1951-1956 (Classics (France) )
John Coltrane / Thelonious Monk - Complete Studio Recordings (Pid )
John Coltrane / Thelonious Monk - Complete Studio Recordings (Pid )
Julie Andrews - Lass With The Delicate Air (Flare )
Julie Andrews - The Lass With The Delicate Air (Flare )
Kai Winding - Trombone Panorama (Pid )
Kid Ory - The Complete Columbia Session 1946 (American Music Rec. )
Louis Armstrong / Ella Fitzgerald - Ella & Louis/Ella & Louis Again (Pid )
Louis Armstrong / Ella Fitzgerald - Ella & Louis/Ella & Louis Again (Pid )
Milt Jackson - Plenty Plenty Soul (Pid )
Modern Jazz Quartet - Anthologie Cabu (Bd Music )
Modern Jazz Quartet - Anthology 1952 (Cabu )
Oscar Pettiford - 1954-1955 (Classics (France) )
Pathe & Cameo Jazz Bands 1924-1928 - Pathe & Cameo Jazz Bands 1924-1928 (Timeless Ent )
Pathe & Cameo Jazz Bands 1924-1928 - Pathe & Cameo Jazz Bands 1921-1928 (Timeless Ent )
Phil Mosberg - Forest Through The Trees (Solitaire )
Phil Mosberg - New Balance (Solitaire Records )
Phil Mosberg - One Day (Solitaire Records )
Ray Anthony & His Orchestra - Dancing Under The Stars (Montpellier )
Ray Anthony & His Orchestra - Live At The Blue Note (Montpellier )
Russ Morgan & His Orchestra - 1938 & 1943 & 1944 (Circle )
Russ Morgan & His Orchestra - 1938-1944 (Circle )
Savoy Ballroom House Bands 1931-1955 - Savoy Ballroom House Bands 1931-1955 (Fremeaux & Assoc. FR )
Savoy Ballroom House Bands 1931-1955 - The Savoy Ballroom House Bands 1931-1955 (Fremeaux & Assoc. FR )
Stan Getz - Very Best Of Stan Getz (Phantom Sound & Vision )
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra - Live At The Bluenote (Sounds Of Yesteryear )
Stephane Grappelli - Memory (Pid )
Stephane Grappelli - Grappelli Memory (Sony BMG Europe )
Sunny Wilkinson - Gentle Time: When Sunny Meets Tom (Chase )
Wynton Marsalis - Standards (Columbia Legacy )


Our thanks to:New release information provided by allaboutjazz.com
The Upcoming Release Center at allaboutjazz.com is the most comprehensive new release listing for jazz music on the internet.
The information is updated biweekly by John Kelman




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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Viva Cannonball - Orrin Keepnews, Producer


Cannonball Adderley Quintet Live in San Francisco is the subject of the 4th Chapter of the Concord Music Group's Video Podcast Series, Orrin Keepnews, Producer, in which the legendary Jazz producer talks about his greatest recoridngs.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Brian Bromberg's Record Label Purchased

Mack Avenue Records, which this year begins its second decade, has announced the acquisition of Los Angeles-based Artistry Music Group, a label co-founded by smooth jazz bassist and producer Brian Bromberg. Under the agreement, Artistry will remain an imprint of Mack Avenue and will continue its emphasis on smooth jazz and adult-oriented music. Bromberg will not be involved in any management capacity, but will continue to release albums with Artistry.

Artistry was founded in 2005 by Bromberg, vocalist Rahsaan Patterson and music industry veterans Lucille Hunt and Denny Stilwell. Stilwell has been named president of Mack Avenue, and Hunt will remain as licensing and publishing director. Patterson will also continue to record for Artistry. Artistry's recent successes include a 2007 Grammy nomination for Bromberg in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category for “Downright Upright,” which features the hit smooth jazz single “Cantaloupe Island.”

Mack Avenue is home to several artists, including Saturday Night Live band instrumentalist Ron Blake and the newly signed Stanley Jordan.

This article was originally posted today by Brian Soergel at smoothvibes.com

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fattburger's Carl Evans Jr. Faces Health Crisis

Keyboardist Carl Evans Jr., a founding member of San Diego-based smooth jazz group Fattburger, has been facing some serious health complications due to diabetes. The musician underwent surgery on January 1st, a follow-up to surgery back on December 10th to remove his left leg below the knee. Several benefit shows are scheduled to help defray the costs of Evans'surgeries and future care, according to SmoothVibes.com.

The Anthology club in San Diego will host two concerts on January 20th featuring an array of local musicians, including bassist Nathan East of Fourplay, saxophonist Charles McPherson, trumpeters Brian Lynch and Gilbert Castellanos, and keyboardist Rob Whitlock. All proceeds will benefit the Carl Evans Jr. Health Relief Fund through Washington Mutual bank.

Another performance is being organized for February 10th at Humphrey's. The show will feature Fattburger, which now features guitarist Evan Marks, bassist Mark Hunter, drummer Kevin Koch and percussionist Tommy Aros.

Fans who wish to contribute directly to the Carl Evans Jr. Health Relief Fund may do so at any Washington Mutual Bank. Please go to fattburger.com for further information.

By: Janine Coveney

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Smooth Jazz Chart | 1/14/08







LW - TW - Artist - Album - (Label)
2 - 1 - Candy Dulfer - "Candy Store" - (Shout Factory)
1 - 2 - Boney James - "Shine" - (Concord)
3 - 3 - Eric Marienthal - "Just Around The Corner" - (Peak)
5 - 4 - Paul Hardcastle - "Hardcastle V" - (Trippin 'n' Ryhthm)
4 - 5 - Jeff Golub - "Grand Central" - (Narada Jazz)
6 - 6 - Jay Soto - "Stay Awhile" - (NuGroove)
18 - 7 - Euge Groove - "Born 2 Groove" - (Narada/Blue Note)
8 - 8 - Rick Braun/Richard Elliot - R n' R - (ARTizen)
10 - 9 - Everette Harp - "My Inspiration" - (Shanachie)
7 - 10 - Chris Botti - "Italia" - (Columbia/Sony)


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